Druidsmere House is a stunning four-storey castle with its own loch.
Set in 31 acres and screened from the road, you feel like you’re in your own remote Highland estate. Indeed, with a walled garden, loch, and four cottages it is a mini estate.
Yet it’s next to Blairgowrie Golf Course and the town’s centre is only a mile away.
Built in 1885 it was designed by Andrew Heiton, the architect behind Perth Railway Station and Fonab Castle in Pitlochry.
A sweeping rhododendron lined drive gives a suitably grand approach to the castle.
A solid oak door opens into a reception hall which has a fireplace with sandstone surround and carved timber mantel.
A triple archway made of the same carved timber opens to the main stair. Another huge fire is to be found in the living/dining room.
Druidsmere sprawls over four storeys and is packed with beauty and character.
Some of the rooms are time warps, particularly the bathrooms and dressing rooms, many of which have original hand crafted cabinets and sanitary ware.
There are charming turret rooms, grand reception rooms, and 11 bedrooms in the main castle.
The grounds contain four cottages, one of which is disused. The Lodge is a delightful cottage situated at the entrance gates to Druidsmere. It has a sitting room, dining kitchen and an en-suite bedroom.
Meanwhile, Stables Cottage is a 2-3 bedroom home beside the stables, coach house and outbuildings. Then there is the one bedroom Gardener’s Cottage.
Finally, there is the School House. Once used as a nursery school, the three-bedroom property has been empty for some time and is in need of refurbishment.
Druidsmere is set in 31 acres of gardens and woodland. It also comes with White Loch, and many of the castle’s rooms have views across its glimmering water.
The B listed house is quite extraordinary and has almost limitless scope.
It could be converted into a boutique hotel. It could be a holiday let. A developer could turn it into luxury flats. Or it could simply be restored to a wonderful family home.